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Why Roku Doesn't Want To Kill Cable

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology

The cable bill is not going away anytime soon. There was a glimmer of hope that subscription services like Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime Inst...

Tom Wheeler Should Not Be the Next FCC Chairman: Do You Like Your Wireless Bills?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Thomas Wheeler is the heir apparent to the departing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. From 1992 through 2004, Tom Wheeler was president and CEO of the Cellular Telecom and Internet Association. If Wheeler is nominated he would have to take on his previous clients.

Households Abandoning Cable and Satellite for Streaming

Larry Magid | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

My son and daughter, both in their 20s, are part of a growing group of people who have "cut the cord" and no longer watch video via broadcast, cable or satellite TV. The apartments they live in are among the more than five million U.S. homes that, according to a recent Nielsen study, have "zero TV."

Verizon's Latest Move Could Eventually Lower Your Cable Bill

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

What if, instead of paying for all of the hundreds of channels that your cable provider offers when you sign up, you could choose exactly which ones y...

The TED of All Things

Michael K. Powell | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Michael K. Powell

Our generation may have invented the Internet, but we're merely stewards of its possibilities. Until a generation that knows no different takes the reigns and shows us the true power of what we've created, its full potential will be unknown.

We Don't Need Six Strikes

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
John Tarnoff

Last month, audiovisual content rights holders announced the new Copyright Alert System, a.k.a. "Six Strikes" that they and ISPs have put in place to discourage peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. Good luck!

Will 2013 Be the Year of the Cord-Cutters and Cord-Nevers?

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 04.24.2013 | TV
Brandon G. Withrow

It's true that cable still owns TV viewing -- and for as long as it holds the lion's share of sports viewing, it will maintain that heavy hand. But how long can that last really?

Dear Telecom Unions: Time to Fight for the Public Switched Network Infrastructure & Technology (PSNIT) -- The State-based Utility Wires

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The real question is: Are the unions going take an active role in stopping the closing down of the networks? Are they going to help to get the networks get upgraded?

Netflix or Heinz Ketchup?

Michael K. Powell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Michael K. Powell

Last week, Netflix launched the entire season of House of Cards. Some admirers of the strategy breathlessly insist it marks the end of traditional cable networks. While that viewpoint is fanciful, this kind of experimentation simply shows a healthy marketplace that is always looking for the next big thing.

WATCH: Digital Divide Creates 'Two Americas'

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, explains how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest.

The FCC Chief Is Awesome at His Job if You Own a Big Cable Company

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.

There Is No Internet Freedom Without Internet and Broadband Competition

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Net Neutrality only became an issue once the phone and cable companies got the government to protect their businesses from competition by blocking who could use the wires.

Why Your Cable Bill Is About To Go Up

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

Watching basic cable on your TV used to be simple. But if the FCC has its way, basic cable won’t be so basic (or free) anymore. Under a recent Fe...

Why Are Cable Companies Forcing People To Turn To Piracy?

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

Hint: they're not. Also, they're probably better at running their business than their many, many freelance marketing consultants among the digerati....

AT&T's $14 Billion 'Bribe' or How the Media Got It Wrong

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

On Nov. 7, 2012, AT&T announced that it would be spending $14 billion to upgrade their wireless and wireline networks. And yet, in fact, AT&T is only ...

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

Cutting the Cord: The Hidden Costs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

"OK, if you're so sure there's better stuff on the web than on cable, why don't we cut the cord and find out?" My wife dared me. We called Time Warner and said boldly -- "Please cancel our cable -- today." Let's break down the actual cost of 'cutting the cable' -- and then I'll tell you if I think it was worth it.

Will Google Fiber Convulse Local Telecom Markets?

Nathan Newman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Can Google compete with Verizon FIOS offering 530 channels and broadband speeds up to 150MPs at a price of $205 per month? Or with AT&T, Time Warner or Comcast with their combo Internet/TV plans?

Open for Innovation: Why the Tech Industry Should Bet on Obama

Susan Crawford | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Susan Crawford

Compare the Republican and Democratic Party platforms when it comes to technology and you'll find an open-and-shut case. One is open to creating universal, affordable access; the other is closed to newcomers in a sector where access points are controlled by a few monopoly players.

Dear DOJ & FCC: 66 Unanswered Questions and Issues of Wireline-Wireless-Cable Connections and Collusion, Part 2

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

If Verizon is allowed to close down the Public Switched Telephone Networks, stop building FiOS and takes over the wireless spectrum from the cable companies -- not to mention owning the 'gas -- the harms we have laid out will be the reality.

Dear DOJ & FCC: 66 Unanswered Questions and Issues of Wireline-Wireless-Cable Connections and Collusion, Part 1

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

If you use a cell phone, a wired connection or cable service including broadband, or internet, this impacts you -- from the price of services you pay for, or the choices you have, to even the speed and controls over these services from your providers.

Ask the Readers: Best Alternatives to Cable Television?

J.D. Roth | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

If you've managed to cut your ties with cable, how do you watch sports? How do you watch the news?

Disney's App Deal With Comcast a Preview of Things to Come

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

The logical question here is: Why won't entertainment companies just break free of the cable systems and distribute their premium content directly to consumers via the web and mobile devices?

How To Save Money In Every Room In Your House

MoneyNing | VINCENT KING | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

You work hard every day, doing everything you can to bring more bacon home, and trim the fat from your spending. But it still isn’t enough. If...

The New Law of the Sea and the Geopolitics of the Internet

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 06.29.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Perhaps we have found a new metric by which to measure political power -- the cables that link nations to other nations and regions, the networks which allow their citizens to communicate with each other, and the round trip time for data to travel. It is the new Law of the Sea.